BKFC 57: Palomino vs. Trout went down at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Florida, one of 25 states that currently legally sanctions bare knuckle fighting.
While not alluding to any details of the meeting, Feldman seemed actively excited regarding the discussion that was had. While it does not seem that any plans had been made as a result of the pair sitting down with one another, this could certainly be the start of a healthy partnership in the combat sports world.
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“It was more of just creating an ally,” Feldman told MMA Fighting about the meeting with White. “That’s really all I have to say. It was great meeting, he’s a great guy. He’s doing his thing with UFC, and we’re going to do our thing with BKFC. We’re going to be the biggest combat sport on the planet.”
Regardless of what is to come, Feldman maintains an open mind surround cross promotion, as long as it contributes to the effort of growing the sport.
“We want to grow our sport,” Feldman said. “We want to make our sport the biggest it can be. If that means teaming up with other promotions, we have nothing against doing anything like that, because we think that it’s just going to make the sport grow and the company grow and the business grow. So anything that’s going to make it grow, we’re down for it.”
While BKFC has not yet teamed up with any organization for a cross promoted event, the potential interest is there given how many MMA fighters have crossed over when their contracts allowed them to. Several former UFC competitors such as Mike Perry, Luke Rockhold, and Paige VanZant have competed under the BKFC banner, and even Michael Page was granted the ability to step away from Bellator mid-contract to test his luck without gloves.
In a separate interview earlier this month, Feldman revealed that his organization has close to 50 shows planned for 2024. This speaks to the rapid expansion of the sport thanks to BKFC.
David Feldman, the visionary President of @bareknucklefc, joined Fight Capital, and the insights he shared were nothing short of remarkable.
— Fight Capital 💰🥊 (@fightcap) February 3, 2024